NEW YORK— What was missing from the Academy Awards turned out to be the issue that could not be ignored on the night trophies were handed out. Hollywood's commitment to reflecting the nation's diversity, and its sensitivity to how these issues are perceived, could not be missed on Sunday's show— from the opening joke on. "Tonight, we honor Hollywood's best and...
Broadway and TV did Hollywood a favor, sharing Neil Patrick Harris for duties hosting the Oscars. Even better, he stewarded an Oscarcast on ABC that made up in charm what it lacked in suspense. Jack Black stormed the stage to decry the corrupt money-mindedness of Hollywood, ranting about "its margin trends and fickle friends and Hollywood baloney— believe me, Neil,...
LOS ANGELES, Feb 22- First-time Oscars host Neil Patrick Harris opened Hollywood's biggest night of the year on Sunday with a fleeting but pointed jibe at the homogenous field of Academy Award nominees, before launching into a spirited musical salute to the magic of movies. "Tonight we honor Hollywood's best and whitest, sorry, brightest," Harris...
LOS ANGELES, Feb 5- Amy Pascal will step down as co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment after hackers angry about a movie she championed mocking North Korea's dictator exposed a raft of embarrassing emails between Pascal and other Hollywood figures. The entertainment arm of Sony Corp was victim of the most destructive cyberattack on a private company on...
LOS ANGELES/ NEW YORK, Jan 11- U.S. and Canadian filmgoers turned out for a third time to see Liam Neeson in his action movie franchise "Taken," which led box office charts over the weekend with $40.4 million in ticket sales. The Golden Globe- nominated film starring Emily Blunt and Meryl Streep has now totaled more than $105 million since opening on Christmas day.
LOS ANGELES, Dec 15- Executives at Sony Corp's Hollywood movie studio sought to reassure employees on Monday that the studio would recover from a massive cyber attack that exposed internal emails and sensitive employee data. Lynton told employees they should not worry about the studio's future, a Sony spokeswoman said. Disclosures from the documents have...
WASHINGTON, Sept 24- Media company Discovery Communications Inc demanded business concessions as a condition for not opposing Comcast Corp's bid for Time Warner Cable Inc, Comcast told U.S. regulators in a filing on Tuesday. "Such extortionate demands are patently improper," Comcast said in a summary of the filing.
David Geffen says he, Winfrey and Oracle's Larry Ellison are joining together to bid for the team, according to ESPN.
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CNBC's Jim Cramer discusses plans for Starbucks to launch "Oprah Chai," a tea-based drink developed by Oprah Winfrey. The drink will be sold at Starbucks and Teavana stores.
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Cast your vote to decide who has had a bigger influence on business in the past quarter century.
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CNBC's Brian Sullivan looks at a few "knick knacks" Oprah Winfrey auctioned for her charity, which brought in more than $600,000. Robert Frank reports on some of the most expensive items up for auction this Fall season.
Oprah Winfrey sent out a tweet Monday in which she gushed about her love for Microsoft's Surface tablet. Just one teensy problem: It was from her iPad.
LOS ANGELES-- The Beverly Hilton's International Ballroom will soon be filled with flowers, chiffon, fine china and crystal stemware for a starry black-tie ball costing couples as much as $20,000 to attend.